A simple network involves a direct connection between two computers through a cable or wire. This kind of network is used to share files and folders and helps facilitate music, movie, and file downloads. If you are a home user, a simple network might be all that you need to optimize your file and resource sharing. You can create your simple network using USB and Ethernet cables. Simple networks are affordable, and expenses will include the cost of the system, hardware, modem, and cable.
A simple network benefits home users who use their computers for personal purposes and to access the Internet. A simple network will help increase your download speeds for music and files.
Simple networks are incredibly easy to design and use. You do not always need to use a router, and you'll rarely have to deal with a network crash. You can easily transfer files and documents, and you can easily share printers and scanners.
Businesses typically require more sophisticated networks with servers and enhanced security features.
How It Works
You need a personal computer and a modem to set up a simple network. The modem links your computer with the server or Internet service provider (ISP). The type of modem will vary based on your Internet connection. If you have cable Internet, you will need a cable modem, and if you have DSL, you'll need a DSL modem. In many situations, an ISP will provide you with a modem. If you have more than one computer to connect, you will need a router, and Ethernet cables to connect each computer. If you'd prefer to connect to the Internet wirelessly, then you will need a wireless router. Simple networks may be password protected to secure your personal information. Wired networks tend to be more secure than wireless networks, but many wireless networks are undergoing development with enhanced safety features.
Simple Network Consulting, Microsoft, AT&T, and Tinet provide resources to set up simple networks.